NBA Podcast: Early-Season NBA Trades That Have to Happen

Joel C. Cordes@@bballJoelNBA Associate EditorNovember 20, 2013

The writing is on the wall, in Sharpie, for Kris Humphries and Omer Asik.
The writing is on the wall, in Sharpie, for Kris Humphries and Omer Asik.Scott Halleran/Getty Images

It's never too early to make a deal. 

Even as NBA teams are just beginning to see how their rosters fit, the writing is already on the wall for plenty of players. Or at least, it should be.

Whether dealing in missing puzzle pieces, square pegs, addition by subtraction or sell-high scenarios, general managers have already begun working the phones. And the noise is only going to grow.

So, what's more fun than jumping into the GM chair, firing up the NBA Trade Machine and offering a little friendly, free and sage advice (in various mixtures)?

NBA Lead Writer D.J. Foster joins assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C. Cordes on the latest edition of Basketball by Association.

(If the embedded player fails to load, you can find the full episode here.)

The best part of hypothetical deals? We get to hear from you! What do you love, and which do you hate? Better yet, what better ideas do you have? Leave us your thoughts in the comments section below!

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